Letter from the Co-Chairs
By: Loretta Prescott
In the scope of the world, Manchester NH is a small place. But to those of us who work and/or live here, it is the center of the universe. That is how most localities are; big in the minds of those who make them tick every day. So too with this part of the MCoC, the Community Awareness Committee. A small group of people with big ideas and even bigger goals, including the support of those who are homeless and the eradication of their condition of homelessness. In early September I will be leaving my position at Serenity Place and taking a new one as Director of Development at Special Olympics NH, so I will be leaving this committee. It has been my sincere pleasure to serve with everyone on it and there is no possible way for me to let you all know how much I have learned being among you. The most lasting lesson I have taken away from this, thanks in no small part to my co-chair, Susan Howland, is that the issue of homelessness in Manchester is a big one in our small corner of the world, so no matter how the rest of the world sees us, no matter how small we are relatively or actually, this is the reality for many people here and they need others to advocate, understand, support and recognize them. This is human service, and I thank you for the opportunity to serve.